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German Paper: Bulgaria Role in US Missile Defense to Renew Europe Debates

The talk about Bulgaria's potential participation in the US missile defense is going to renew the debates in Europe about the American project from the time it was proposed by George W.

Politics » Defense | February 17, 2010, Wednesday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1603

Bulgaria Top Diplomat: No Official Talk on US Defense Shield

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, rejected reports that Bulgaria is holding official talks about adopting elements of the planned US missile defense shield.

Politics » Defense | February 17, 2010, Wednesday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1816

Bulgaria Ex PM: Cabinet Never Discussed US Defense Shield

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party (BSP), Sergey Stanishev, declared his cabinet never held any talks about Bulgaria adopting elements of the planned US missile defense shield.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 18:46 | Viewed: 1549

Russia NATO Envoy Rejects Trans-Dniester Missile Proposal

Dimitri Rogozin, Russia’s envoy to NATO, has rejected the proposal by the breakaway Moldovan republic of Trans-Dniester to set up a Russian missile defense system on its territory

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 16:23 | Viewed: 1930

Ambassador: Bulgaria's Part in US Missile Shield Hangs 'in the Air'

The US Ambassador to Bulgaria, James Warlick, has stated that the only discussions between the US and Bulgaria on the missile defense shield were held informally within NATO.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1545

US: We Haven't Asked Bulgaria to Host Missile Defense Shield

Ellen Tauscher, the US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, has stated that the US has not requested Bulgaria to adopt elements of the planned US missile defense shield.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 10:36 | Viewed: 2439

Moldova Breakaway Region Offers to Host Russian Missiles

Moldova's breakaway region of Trans-Dniester has reacted to US plans for a missile defence shield hosted by Romania and Bulgaria by offering to host new Russian missiles.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 09:25 | Viewed: 5069

Bulgaria in Informal Talks for Joining US Missile Defense

The United States and Bulgaria are currently in the stage of unofficial talks over the possibility of the latter joining the US missile defense in Europe.

Politics » Defense | February 12, 2010, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2834

Bulgaria Parliament Rejects Defense Act after President Veto

The Bulgarian Parliament has rejected amendments to the Law on Defense and Armed Forces, thus supporting President Georgi Parvanov who had used his veto powers to return the Defense Act to Parliament.

Politics » Defense | February 12, 2010, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2367

Bulgaria Gives up Plan for Consolidating Afghanistan Troops

For the time being the Bulgarian government is backing off its previously announced plan to consolidate at one spot all of its troops on mission in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1634

Comatose Bulgarian Ranger Injured by Taliban Upgraded to Stable

All 3 Bulgarian rangers, injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar, are in stable condition.

Politics » Defense | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1623

Bulgarian Rangers Injured in Taliban Attack Moved to Sofia Hospital

The 3 Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar have been transferred from the US military hospital in Landschtul, Germany to Sofia.

Politics » Defense | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 10:24 | Viewed: 3356

Bulgaria PM Criticizes Ex-Government over Military Council

Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov has slammed the former tri-partite government over problems with the Interagency Council for mobilization of the country and the military-industrial complex.

Politics » Defense | February 5, 2010, Friday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1371

Bulgaria Defense Minister Sends Planes to Collect Injured Soldiers

The Bulgarian Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, has ordered two planes to be sent to Germany to collect the 4 Bulgarian soldiers, who were injured by a Taliban a rocket attack in Kandahar.

Politics » Defense | February 4, 2010, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1414

Bulgaria Receives 25 SandCat Armored Vehicles from Israel

The Bulgaria Defense Ministry has received the delivery of 25 SandCat vehicles from the Israeli-based company Plasan.

Politics » Defense | February 3, 2010, Wednesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 12672

4 Bulgarian Military Helicopters to Be Used for Medical Aid

Bulgaria's Minister of Health, Bozhidar Nanev, said Friday in Parliament that several military helicopters would soon be ready to be used for providing emergency medical help around the country.

Politics » Defense | January 29, 2010, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 2797

Bulgaria Confirms Sending of 70 More Troops to Afghanistan

Bulgaria's newly appointed Foreign Minister and former Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov has confirmed the country would send 70 more troops to Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | January 29, 2010, Friday // 14:22 | Viewed: 2134

Bulgaria Soldier Stops Illegal Entry to NATO Afghan Air Base

Bulgarian soldier, Krasimir Petrov Katsarski, prevented the unauthorized entrance of an Afghan truck into the NATO Air Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense reported Thursday.

Politics » Defense | January 28, 2010, Thursday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2507

Bulgarian Rangers Injured in Taliban Attack Moved to Germany

The Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar have arrived at the US military hospital in Landschtul, Germany.

Politics » Defense | January 28, 2010, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 2071

Rockets Fired at Bulgaria NATO Forces Kandahar Base

Two rockets were fired at the Kandahar airport, where Bulgarian rangers are deployed as part of the NATO mission.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2010, Wednesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 2861

Bulgaria Ranger in Afghanistan Still in Critical Condition

The condition of 3 out of the 4 Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar remains unchanged.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2010, Wednesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 2233
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